The Scholar Programme Information

S3’s to Graduate University!


Before Christmas, the science department selected 12 of our S3 pupils to take part in The Scholars Programme, an academic programme run by The Brilliant Club who are a widening access to education charity, with the mission of widening access for outstanding pupils in non-selective state schools to the United Kingdom’s most selective universities.


The Scholars Programme involved the pupils working closely with a PhD Tutor, who was currently studying to gain a PhD, in a series of small group university-style tutorials. This was a unique opportunity for the pupils to experience university-style teaching and to study a ‘super-curricular’ course that explored ‘The Physics of Light: How we can use LASERs to cure disease’. 


As well as taking part in the in-school tutorials, the pupils had to complete an extended final assignment that challenged them to work above and beyond their current level at school.  The pupils excelled at this challenge and completed a piece of work that the PhD tutor was extremely impressed with, so much so that she awarding 2 pupils with a 1st class pass – with distinction. 


The pupils have now been invited to attend their Graduation at the University of Edinburgh to celebrate their success in this programme. 


Massive well done to all the pupils who took part.  We can’t wait to watch you graduate!